Mini Galicia Tour

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Number of days: 6
Number of people: 2 -3 (Contact us if you have bigger group. We will adapt the tour for you)
Start of the tour: Rzeszów (Jasionka airport)
End of the tour: Kraków

 

Brief description of the tour:

The Tour is designed for, but not limited to, people whose forefathers for generations lived once in Galicia (southern part of today’s Poland). We want provide you the best possible opportunity to experience the world you ancestors had to leave.

We want to show you traces of the old life, which have survived the centuries, and tell you stories about the life of your ancestors. We will also show you the present-day life in Poland, in which you can still notice many signs of the older times, in authentic architecture and traditional customs, cherished by warm and open people in their everyday life. We were born and grew up in Galicia and we will be proud to tell you all we know about life, now and in the past, in our land.

Our goal is to enrich your understanding of your forefathers’ life.

If you liked the idea of our regular PO Galicia Tour but you have limited time: Mini Galicia Tour will be perfect for you.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Rzeszów

Arrival at the Rzeszow Airport. We will meet you and provide airport or hotel pickup. Read more about how you can fly directly to Rzeszow.

We will take you to the nicely located hotel in the countryside. You will have time to relax after your flight. In the afternoon we will take you to a horse carriage ride in the area.

 

Day 2: Your ancestors’ day

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Today you will visit a famous ethnographic open-air museum in Sanok,  where you will see the rural architecture of the region and the representation of a 19th century Galicia town. The museum has the largest collection of historical buildings based on folk architecture in Poland. The Lemkos, Bojkos, Western Pogorzans, Eastern Pogorzans and Dolinianie are the natives of this mountain region.

 

Day 3: The shades of Galician history (Łańcut, Łużna, Bobowa).

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Today, in the morning, you will leave the hotel in Rzeszów area. We will take you on a journey through  Galician history.

We will take you to the aristocratic palace-residence in Łańcut, where you will hear the story about Polish nobility.

We will stop in the largest First World War cemetery in Western Galicia, located on Pustki Hill.  It commemorates one of very significant fights on the eastern frontline, which took place in May 1915 in surroundings of Gorlice.

We will also show you the traces of Jewish culture in Galicia.  The little town of Bobowa was notable as an historic centre of Hasidism, created by the tsadik of the Bobov dynasty of Halberstam.  Tzaddiks from Bobowa were regarded as sages and miracle-workers who had close contact with God. To this day, many people still travel here, to visit his grave.

In the late afternoon we will arrive in Szczawnica, a well known Polish spa & resort, famous for its mineral waters, where you will be able to enjoy the accommodations.

 

Day 4: The landscapes of Pieniny and Tatra mountains 

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Szczawnica lies in the Pieniny Mountains.  You are going to begin today with the Dunajec river rafting. In Pieniny, the Dunajec river meanders between limestone rocks that reach about 300 metres (almost 1000 feet) above sea level. In spite of the stunning nature there is also a cultural aspect of this trip: traditional, wooden canoes steered by a group of Highlander people called “flisacy”. They have been rafting with tourists, here in Dunajec, since the 19th century. Later, our road to Podhale will lead through picturesque roads with views to Czorsztyn lake and the Tatra mountains.  In the late afternoon, you will enjoy dinner in one of Zakopane restaurants, accompanied with live Gorals band music.

 

Day 5: All about Górale

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Today we will present you the traditional culture of Podhale region. We will walk in the oldest part of Zakopane and Chochołów. We will travel up the Gubalowka mountain by trail carriages, visit Tatra Museum, visit the old cemetery, in which almost all tombs are unique works of art, made of wood, metal or stone. You will have free time and a great opportunity to do shopping in the outdoor market.

In the late evening we will take you to Kraków, where you will be accommodated.

 

Day 6: In the heart of western Galicia

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The last day of Mini Galicia Tour is planned in Kraków. You will have guided tour through the Old Town, Wawel Castle and many other places.

Krakow has many faces: the former capital of Poland, the city of Polish kings with its castle on Wawel Hill, the city of science with Jagiellonian University, which is one of the oldest in Europe and where Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus) studied. In the 19th century it had been the capital of Western Galicia, with an important railway junction connecting Warsaw, Lviv and Vienna. Accommodation with breakfast in Kraków will be included.

You can also decide to stay longer and explore the areas near Kraków: Auschwitz or Wieliczka Museums, or Nowa Huta district with the communist architecture. Just let us know if you would like to extend your stay.

Costs:

4800 Polish zlotys per person (if there are 2 guests, based on DBL/TWIN room accommodation)

3450 Polish zlotys per person (if there are 3 guests, based on TRIPLE room accommodation)

If you are our returning guests you are entitled to 5% discount of the final price. Discounts do not combine.

Total cost includes: English speaking driver-guide service for 6 days, transportation: 5-seats passenger car (wagon), fuel, parking costs, accommodation with breakfasts throughout the itinerary, guide’s accommodation and meal allowance, entrances to tourist attractions, specialized guides in historical spots and attractions.

Here you will find Polish zlotys (PLN) / US Dollars (USD) exchange rate: http://themoneyconverter.com/PLN/USD.aspx

Excluded: flights, meals (with the exception of breakfasts), gratuities, additional services as phone calls, laundry etc.

Booking:

To book the tour click here to fill in the reservation form .

We will ask you also to make the deposit of 300 Polish zlotys per person to reserve your Tour. We will send you the link to the appropriate PayPal form for this.

Have questions?

Contact us!

tours@polishorigins.com

0048 664 407 089

Skype: polishorigins

Looking forward to touring with you!

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